The Delta Gold starts this week at Goldstrike. I like the buy-ins because they're low and attract a lot of the nightly-players. I do not, however, like the timing. A week and a half after the end of the WSOPCE? Really? Do you all in marketing think that any serious out-of-towners are going to go home for 9 days and turn around and come back to Tunica? Nope. So the fields are pretty much limited to locals and those that couldn't manage to play during the 17 day spread at Harrah's.
Or those die hard Tunica vacation enthusiasts. All three of them.
If you plan on coming out for the Delta Gold, I look forward to seeing you. I'll be there, snappin' pictures of whatever oddities I see and gathering notes for my column. Be sure to say Hi! :)
You can avoid smelling like canned "Fresh Linen" by simply showering. Cologne is a very nice touch, but I don't want to push my luck here.
This isn't just limited to body aromatics. Your breath. It should be a concern. Especially if you're drinking coffee or a smoker. Just because you don't notice it, doesn't mean the rest of us don't. Seeing as how you can't tip your dealer after a particularly great hand in a tournament, do them another courtesy and stock up on the Tic Tacs. I can't tell you how many conversations I've had this week where the way of describing a particular poker player went something like "You know, the guy with the hat and the backpack and the really bad breath..".
I understand that this isn't always a high priority to some of you. I, however, have oddly delicate sensibilities. You can pepper conversation with me to include words that would make a sailor blush, and I'm fine. Skip a shower and I'm making a mental note to unfriend you on Facebook.
I'm willing to meet you in the middle with a financial incentive. Consider it partial backing, if you will. At all events I will have in my bag a large selection of gum, tic tacs, febreeze, Irish Spring and a variety of expensive fluids with first names that include Giorgio, Ralph and Calvin. Come see me, I'll hook you up. If you elect not to participate in my generous offer, should we end up next to each other at a table I will discreetly snap your photo, use my mobile blog app to post it remotely as a public service announcement to others.. right before I take my penalty and Febreeze you.
You've been warned.